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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Commended 2011 Hippocrates entry published in Br J Psychiatry

@HealthMed 'Street-wise' by Wendy French, one of 20 NHS entries commended in the 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, has been published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Entries are closed for the 2012 Hippocrates Awards. With a 1st prize of £5000 for the Open International category and a separate 1st prize of £5000 for the UK National Health Service-related category, this is one of the best funded awards anywhere in the world for a single poem.

Judges for the 2012 Hippocrates Awards are New York poet and critic Marilyn Hacker, medical scientist Professor Rod Flower FRS and BBC broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney.  

Awards will be presented in London on Saturday May 12th 2012, at the 3rd International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine, to be held at the Wellcome Collection rooms in London. 

During the 2012 Symposium, there will be readings by Jo Shapcott, Past-President of the Poetry Society, and US poet and 2012 Hippocrates awards judge, Marilyn Hacker.  

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